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  #1181 (permalink)  
Old May 13th, 2007
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Dansmonsterjeep is flying high
Default one green arrow and four red?

I only get the one green arow and four red, Always says connectiong? this just started, It is not the fire wall, I think it is Bell south I use them for DSL, Im going to try dial uo from alo since I have that account as well and see, at least I'll know if it is the Bell South router or the ISP? any one have any other thoughts? I'll be back , Thanks Dan
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Old May 13th, 2007
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OMG....this worked!!!

I'm using windows xp and deleted .limewire and after initializing everything, it worked!!!

Thank you SOOO much!!!

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Old May 14th, 2007
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Unhappy connection problems

I have now sent 3 e-mails to limewire and still no reply. I had the free download of limewire and all seem to be working fine. I then paid for the service of having faster downloads. Now I can't even connect to get anything downloaded. I have a wall across my map. I have tried everything I can to get rid of it but as yet no joy. Everytime I go into limewire help it keeps coming up with solutions for XP. I don't have XP I have Windows ME and have AVG free virsus program. I had this before and it worked well. I tried to connect today and finally got a very strong signal even with the wall across my map, but it did not last very long. Can somebody please help me, as I am having no joy with limewire even though I have paid for their service.
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Old May 14th, 2007
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Hi Alexmeme, I'm not an expert but I'm going to tell you what I did when I had your problem, If it works let me know... and as of now I haven't had any more problems.
First I went to the Firewall settings (Windows firewall, that is) and added as an exception my Limewire.
Then I went to the antivirus settins (In my case avast!) and did the same thing, and after that I restarted my computer.
- All this was done following directions from one on the threads from this site, but I don't remember which, and that alone was supposed to solve my problem -
Still however I got the wall in front of my world, so I went to another thread and did what it said, which was: go to Limewire Tools/Options/Advanced/Firewall config there you have two options Listening ports and Router Configuration. On Listening ports you shoud have a number, and on Router configuration you should have checked the option Use UPnP so, check the option Manual Port Forward and write there the same number from the 'Listen on Port section'.
Restart your limewire and see if it helped...
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Old May 15th, 2007
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pushin_diesel is flying high
Default Having problems as well!!!

I ordered limewire about 3 days ago!!! Everytime I try to look up an artist or video it won't allow me to!!! It says that it's still connecting!!! I don't know much about computers so please guide me on what I need to do!!!
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Old May 15th, 2007
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pushin_diesel is flying high
Default Need a little help

How do I find my firewall???
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  #1187 (permalink)  
Old May 15th, 2007
Join Date: April 28th, 2007
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ScottD123 is flying high

Well, i've done this fix before.

Deleted .limewire and Limewire in Application data about a months ago when i had a problem exactly like this (not loading up at all, limewire load box pops up then disappears and nothing happens) but now i have no .limewire folder in my documents and settings to delete!

delete the application data limewire ok, but it still doesn't fix it. Reinstalled limewire and all my java stuff to get the recommended version and nada.

Oh im using Windows XP btw.

Any help would be much appreciated
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Old May 15th, 2007
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ADDABAD is flying high
Unhappy Help

I Own Limewire Pro. But It Does Not Work On My Laptop. It Works Fine On My Desktop, But I Need It On My Laptop. Cow Do I Contact Limewire? Somebody Please Help Me.
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Old May 15th, 2007
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DaneSol is flying high
Default Recent connection issues - Windows XP

Hi there

I've just started to experience this connection issue today (15.5.07 ) - I tried various posts above ( removing Java updates, deleting the limewire directory etc ) but none worked for me , so I started to look at this issue in greater depth as I am luckily an iT Specialist.

My issue is soley down to a new Windows update that I install on a particular PC only today !

When I removed this "update" Limewire worked immediately !

The Windows update in question was...

Security Update for Windows XP (KB931261)
A security issue has been identified in Universal Plug and Play that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.

Try this solution by use of the add/remove option naturally in your Control Panel, should you find like me, having tried the other solutions posted here that LW still doesnt connect

Hope this helps
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Old May 16th, 2007
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ADDABAD, pushin_diesel, ScottD123, alexmeme,

System details - help us to help you. Preferably in a new thread:
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is!
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